A question I see often from youth pastor is how can I use an iPad in youth ministry. This question is one I consistently wrestled with until three years ago. I began using an iPad Mini for different ministry tasks. Now a lot of this can be done on other tablets. Not all the same apps but there are plenty of them out there that do similar tasks.
Getting into the Christmas season we often see lists of things people are going to want or need under the tree. With help from fellow youth ministers, I’ve come up with a list of 5 geeky things a Youth Pastor might want in the next year personally or for their ministry. Now This list is in no way exhaustive.
When I reached out to youth pastors to see what they wanted I got lots of “Big Dream Answers.” For example: the ability to pay off student loans, a new house, a new car, or even just a car with under 200,000 miles on it. I was amazed at the reasoning behind all of these. Most simply want to pour more money into their ministries, to do more with their ministries, or to give back to their community. I thank all those awesome youth pastors for what they do. And without further lolly gagging around, here’s five things you could get for your youth pastor in appreciation this Christmas—in no particular order:
Recently I was involved in helping a local church evaluate and consider many options for their wireless network.
- What was being considered and how was it currently being used?
- What ways could it better be used in the areas of ministries throughout the week?
- As well as how can it work across the building for everyone without having to switch networks for each area?
Whether the church your involved in is new or been around for years, these are the universal questions that must be considered in order to upgrade or install a WIFI network on your church campus
Since I’ve been in the iOS universe, I have searched for a Twitter app that I liked, found easy to use, and did what I wanted it to do. Over the last couple years I had found this in Tweetbot 3.
Tweetbot 3 allowed me to use Twitter with a dark theme that actually saves my battery and eyes. Tweetbot 3 allowed multiple accounts and did push notifications for @replies, but not for favorites, follows, and retweets. But Recently Tweetbot 4 came out and I am wondering if it’s worth the upgrade. To see if it lives up to the predecessor’s spot on my phone as the Twitter app for myself and ministry. [Read more…] about TweetBot 4 – Is It Worth The Money?
I talk about my life, short gaming history recap, and what I’ve been using Minecraft for on the ChurchMag Minecraft Server.
I also talk about wearing many hats…
I’ve been in search of a calendar app that I like, but also will do what I would like it to do. There are many apps that do the calendar service app thing. Nearly every phone has a calendar on it including most “dumb phones.” So why is it that we have multiple calendar apps if there is a stock one on our phone itself? For me, it’s because I have a basic need for a calendar, but also have very particular things I want in my calendar app. [Read more…] about Sunrise: My Search for a Calendar App